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Old February 7, 2013, 10:22 AM   #12
Glenn E. Meyer
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The emergency provisions to get a bill to the entire legislature is a double edged sword.

In TX, we had enough votes to pass a campus carry bill , however each time - it got stuck in committee and never made it to a vote.

It is thought that this was an explicit, backroom deal where progun folks could posture but not pass the bill - which was opposed by powerful business and university lobbies.

Gov. Perry could have gotten it out to a vote with the emergency power BUT didn't. That is seen as deliberate as he put other crackpot things on that agenda but not guns.

So, don't throw away that power - it can be useful. Too bad Perry chose to not to. It was noted by the local gun rights organization.
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